This Christmas


This Christmas

Critics Consensus

This Christmas features strong performances and a sharp portrayal of family dynamics, but relies too heavily on holiday movie clichés.



Total Count: 82


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Upon gathering together under one roof for the first time in seven years, an estranged family celebrating Christmas rediscovers long-forgotten bonds in this holiday family reunion drama starring Delroy Lindo, Regina King, and Mekhi Phifer. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi


Delroy Lindo
as Joseph 'Joe' Black
Idris Elba
as Quentin Whitfield Jr.
Loretta Devine
as Shirley Ann Whitfield
Chris Brown (II)
as Michael Whitfield
Columbus Short
as LCpl. Claude Whitfield
Regina King
as Lisa Moore
Keith Robinson
as Devean Brooks
Laz Alonso
as Malcome Moore
Sharon Leal
as Kelli Whitfield
Lauren London
as Melanie Whitfield
Ricky Harris
as Cousin Fred
Mark Craig
as Officer No. 1
Aviva June
as Tree Lot Attendant
Shelina Wade
as Jazz Songstress
DeNetria Champ
as Gospel Singer
Mirtha Michelle
as Bartender
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Critic Reviews for This Christmas

All Critics (82) | Top Critics (30) | Fresh (45) | Rotten (37)

  • o matter how silly the situation, each member of the uniformly strong cast creates a nice balance between sentimental and sweet -- which is just how every holiday gathering should feel.

    Dec 1, 2007 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • If you like schmaltzy, music-saturated family movies, This Christmas will set all the right bells jingling.

    Nov 30, 2007 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • It's formulaic and corny as hell, but a top-notch cast keep this festive family drama believable - just.

    Nov 30, 2007 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • Don't expect realism from this frothy little number, but do expect a bit of heart-warming cheer courtesy of romantic unions, overcome prejudices, reconciled enemies and general peace and understanding.

    Nov 29, 2007 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

    Anna Smith
    Top Critic
  • This is good-natured, determinedly aspirational African-American entertainment, but did it have to be quite so heavy on the clichés?

    Nov 29, 2007 | Rating: 2/6 | Full Review…
  • I could actually see this becoming kind of a minor perennial during the holidays.

    Nov 27, 2007

Audience Reviews for This Christmas

  • Dec 11, 2009
    Too much Family Drama Movie for me.
    Wahida K Super Reviewer
  • Jun 07, 2009
    Loved the baby oil scene-muwahahahahaha!
    Audrey L Super Reviewer
  • Dec 23, 2008
    This Christmas tells story about family crisis around Christmas day. Nothing much too offer, it's like 'see that, hear that' - type. but still if you watch it around holidays day and with family, you'll surely enjoy (oh and for holidays junkie too! :P) Chris brown is below average, he kinda irritates me actually! Lauren london and Sharon leal is freaking hot ! 6/10.
    Cancelled U Super Reviewer
  • Dec 08, 2008
    its alright it seems to have a bunch drama to be arround Christmas time but idk it just didnt do anything to me
    khalvic b Super Reviewer

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